The polls have shut down for Eater NOLA's 2012 Chef of the Year, and it's time to vote for New Orleans' Restaurant of the Year. What do this year's nominees have in common? They're all well-established restaurants with impeccable signature dishes and service, award-winning chefs, and the ability to create a memorable experience that truly exemplifies New Orleans' dining at its best.
As always, Eater readers will vote, narrowing the nominees to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner. Polls are open now for Restaurant of the Year and will close in 24 hours when a new poll will begin. Voting irregularities will be strictly policed. Have at it!